TV-MA | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he works to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game.
There is a Valdack's Revenge poster hanging in Stefan's bedroom. This is a reference to Billy Magnussen's character from Black Mirror: USS Callister (2017) )
There's messages in every game. Like Pac-Man. Do you know what PAC stands for? P-A-C: "program and control." He's Program and Control Man the whole things a metaphor, he thinks he's got free will but really he's trapped in a maze, in a system, all ...
Both of the programmers are seen to be working exclusively in ZX BASIC. By 1984, very few established software houses used BASIC as a coding language - most worked in Z80 assembler. Colin Ritman's games in particular showed a fluidity and responsiveness that would be very hard to achieve with the use of assembly language.
There is no single narrative or version. There are five different endings, each with multiple pathways to them.